After all the excitement of the total lunar eclipse a few weeks ago, we will be treated to a partial solar eclipse next Thursday the 23rd. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun.

Eric Loberg director of the Taylor Planetarium at the Museum of the Rockies has some viewing advice for you.

Event Time in Bozeman Direction Altitude   Looks Like Comments
Partial Eclipse begins Oct 23 at 2:58 PM 211°South-southwest 27.5° Eclipse as seen from earth The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum Eclipse Oct 23 at 4:19 PM 230°Southwest 18.3° Eclipse as seen from earth Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse ends Oct 23 at 5:33 PM 245°West-southwest 7.4° Eclipse as seen from earth The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.

Times are local for Bozeman